Redstone Dust is a vanilla Minecraft crafting and brewing ingredient. Redstone Dust is created when Redstone Ore is mined using an Iron Pickaxe or better. It can also be obtained by placing redstone ore or nether redstone in a furnace or macerator. Redstone Dust can be placed on the ground to create a Redstone Wire. Redstone can also be crafted into a Redstone Torch or a Redstone Repeater. These items can be used in more complex Traps or Redstone circuits. In Tekkit, Redstone is a very critical part of crafting; it is used to craft many BuildCraft and IndustrialCraft items.
Restone dust can also be used to generate EU by placing it in the power slot of a Charging Bench at the following rates.
Charging bench Mk1-64 EU per Redstone dust
Charging bench Mk2-512 EU per Redstone dust
Charging bench Mk3-2048 EU per Redstone dust
Redstone Transport Pipe
Industrial Craft 2
NOTE: This recipe only works if it is enabled in the ic2.cfg file.